Rossi MotoGP bike highlight of Sydney Show

Valentino Rossi MotoGP bike heads Sydney Motorcycle Show highlight

Valentino Rossi’s YZR-M1 MotoGP motorcycle is a highlight of a long list of the 2018 models to feature at the Sydney Motorcycle Show from Friday (November 24, 2017).

Just weeks after new models were unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show and EICMA show in Milan, most will be at the International Convention Centre Sydney.

Two bikes from the world’s most famous sportsmen will be Rossi’s MotoGP bike and MV Agusta’s road-going Lewis Hamilton Limited Edition F4 LH44.

Lewis Hamilton with the MV Agusta F4 LH44 livery highlight
Lewis Hamilton with the MV Agusta F4 LH44

Event organiser Troy Bayliss said the show would reveal an “unprecedented number” of new motorcycles during Friday’s ‘Media Walk’ from 10am-12.30pm.

“Each year the Friday ‘Media Walk’ is eagerly anticipated as manufacturers unveil the latest motorcycles in the world to Australian enthusiasts,” Bayliss says.

“Manufacturers remain tight-lipped in some cases even until Friday as they wait for the bikes to pass customs and be delivered directly to the show.

“To have Valentino Rossi’s bike at the show is incredible. It is extremely rare for these factory racing bikes to make it to Australia and we encourage all race fans to come and check it out, it may be the only chance you will get to see it up close.”

Apart from the new bikes, leading Australian motorcycle stuntman Robbie Maddison will recreated his famous riding-on-water stunt in Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

Robbie will perform the stunt twice on the Saturday and Sunday of the 2017 Sydney Motorcycle Show at the Convention Centre at noon.

Other new highlight models to be featured are (click on the links for more info on each model):

Benelli

Leoncino 502cc

Benelli Leoncino Sportdoppelganger highlight
Leoncino Sport

Ducati

Panigale V4, Multistrada 1260 S Touring, Multistrada 1260 Pikes Peak and Scrambler 1100.

Gas Gas

Enduro GP 250 Limited Edition race replica

Harley-Davidson

Sport Glide

2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Sport Glide highlight
2018 Harley-Davidson Softail Sport Glide

Husqvarna

Vitpilen 701, Vitpilen 401 and Svartpilen 401

Husqvarna Vitpilen 701 highlight
Husqvarna Vitpilen 701

Kawasaki

Ninja 400, Ninja HT SX SE, Z900RS, Z900RS Cafe Racer, Deus Ex Machina 7900RS custom and ZX-10R.

KTM

Duke 790

KTM 790 Duke highlight
KTM 790 Duke

MV Agusta

Lewis Hamilton Limited Edition F4 LH44, Brutale 800 Pirelli Special Edition and Brutale RR.

MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR Pirelli now sole supplier to MV Agusta highlight
MV Agusta Brutale 800 RR Pirelli

Royal Enfield

Interceptor INT 650 and GT Continental INT 650

Royal Enfield 650 twins highlight
Royal Enfield 650 twins

Yamaha

Wolverine X4 (ATV), YZ450F with electric start and Metro Centro scooter.

  • What will be the highlight motorcycle of the show for you? Leave your comments below.

 

 

2 Comments

  1. No PS brands at show, I hear (Triumph, Guzzi, Aprilia, Vespa, etc). Anyone here know the background to this strange decision?

    Organisers should be more upfront on what will be at show and what won’t – to avoid disappointed punters.

    1. Hi Paul,
      No idea why PSI isn’t there.
      Mojo Motorcycles (CFMoto, Sherco, SWM) also isn’t going. They are not a member of the FCAI which runs this show so that makes some sense.
      However, Urban Moto (Royal Enfield, MV Agusta) will be there and they aren’t an FCAI member, either!
      Cheers,
      Mark

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